July 2, 2018
The Tire Industry Project (TIP) announced the first Product Category Rules (PCR) for tires to improve standardization and transparency of the impact of tires throughout their life-cycle. The PCR, developed and published by UL Environment, was issued after a pilot phase that included expert review and testing by TIP members and sustainability consultancy, Quantis. TIP turned to UL to develop a PCR that is valid for tires used in nine different applications, including passenger vehicles, trucks and aircraft.
PCRs minimize market confusion by streamlining the procedures by which products are evaluated for their environmental impacts, ensuring globally consistent data collection, analysis, and consistent reporting in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Now, tire manufacturers can utilize the PCR to develop EPDs that can be used anywhere in the world.
UL has created PCR for many industries, including thermal insulation, hand dryers, and adhesives. To learn how they’re developed, see a complete list of UL PCRs, and request additional information, click here.